Since 2014 I have been engaged with an ongoing series of temporary public interventions under the title “Basics”, exploring an abstracted notion of form, space and utility in public sculpture. Conceived as part of a larger museum installation at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the series has since had a substantial number of iterations in urban, semi-urban and rural environments throughout the United States. While each object within this body of work is individual and specific to its site, the work wants to be understood as a series of explorations relating to the specifics of temporary public art.

All installations in this ongoing work series are realized by using untreated 2x4 construction lumber, the most ubiquitous material in the North American context. The work is allowed to age over time, and at the end of its installation the material is cycled back into the material stream of the construction industry. I like to think of the sculptures as temporary formations of material in transition, of material borrowed from the cycles of material consumption.